ukactive and Premier Sport research shines spotlight on wealth disparity around kids’ fitness levels
03 January 2017
Research carried out by ukactive and children’s activity provider Premier Sport made national headlines today. In findings reported by The Sun; poorer children’s fitness levels fall 18 times faster in the summer holidays than their more affluent counterparts.
The research was carried out using the My Personal Best Challenge developed by Premier Sport. In 14 schools across the northwest of England, 400 children were tracked over a 13-month period as part of the first study of its kind to measure fitness levels both before and after the summer holidays.
22 December 2016
ukactive has announced the appointment of four Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to its Board as the not-for-profit health body reiterates its commitment to making major headway for the physical activity sector in 2017 and beyond.
Adrian Packer, Sarah Kendall, Peter Bonfield and Phil Rumbelow have all joined the ukactive board in recent months. The high-profile new Directors have been drawn from several different sectors and their varying backgrounds will broaden the experience of the wider Board and underpin the far-reaching ambitions of ukactive.
19 December 2016
Leading not-for-profit health body ukactive is calling for an urgent overhaul of physical activity delivery in schools after new data showed 1 in 5 children missing out on school PE.
The Health Survey for England 2015 revealed 21 per cent of 5-15-year olds did no form of exercise at school in the past week, prompting calls for a major intervention to tackle the country’s growing inactivity crisis.
08 December 2016
Steven Ward, ukactive Executive Director, said: “These latest figures from Sport England reflect an encouraging trend towards a more active nation and underline the integral role that the bedrock of ukactive - the health club and leisure centre operators - play in driving physical activity across the country. It is the backbone of participation in this country and it is now getting the recognition that its contribution to an Active Nation deserves.
Promising Practice 2 – your chance to tell us ‘what works’ in getting more people, more active, more often
08 December 2016
In July 2014, a total of 952 survey responses were submitted to a review process which looked to identify 'good' and 'promising' practice from a broad range of physical activity providers in communities across the nation. The results of this project were included in the Public Health England report 'Identifying what works for local physical inactivity interventions', produced in collaboration with the ukactive Research Institute and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.
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